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Classes, Exams & Research
Classes and Exams
- As communicated in the President’s update to the community, this fall will be a period of transition as we begin to increase the number of on-campus classes and activities in order to be prepared for a full return to all activities on campus in January 2022.
- This fall, the majority of classes and exams will be delivered remotely.
- Some classes that require in-person instruction, such as labs and studios, will be held on campus. This will look different from faculty to faculty. Form of instruction will be communicated by the departments.
- Students can request a religious accommodation using the PDF fileStudent Request for Accommodation of Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form located on the Religious and Cultural Observances page.
- If you already have a OneCard, you can use it as identification for online exams.
- If you do not have one, you can use government-issued identification, showing only your name and photos, and covering the rest of the information. Acceptable identification can be found on the OneCard Office website.
- The accommodation needs of students remain a top priority. We will continue to support students who require accommodations for exams.
- Academic Accommodation Support and the Test Centre are providing services remotely. Visit Academic Accommodation Support for more information.
- Yes, the systems provided by the university for courses and online examinations have been through privacy impact and security assessments. For more details see what students need to know about virtual proctoring.
- Students who miss an assessment due to cold or flu-like symptoms, or due to self-isolation, are currently not required to provide a health certificate.
- All other illnesses must continue to provide health documentation.
- See the Student Guide and Senate Policy 167 on Academic Consideration for more details.
- If access to required technology is a concern, please raise this with your instructors as soon as possible.
- Considerations will vary depending on course requirements, but all issues will be taken into account as changes are being implemented.
- Students with upcoming MRP, thesis, or dissertation defences should contact their Graduate Program Directors to discuss if there will be any adjustment to the timeline or format of their defence.
- Students are also encouraged to check the Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ COVID-19 website for the latest updates.
- Pass/fail grades do not change GPAs, which is what probationary status is based upon.
Experiential Learning and Scholarly, Research and Creative Activities
- The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) continues to provide support for grant proposals, award submissions, partnership agreements and all other forms of funding applications and reporting.
- For information regarding contingency and continuity planning around SRC activities please check for updates on the OVPRI website and the YSGS website – these sites will be updated as new information becomes available or changes.
- While some remote experiential learning will continue, increased on- and off-campus in-person experiential learning opportunities including, but not limited to internships, co-op, placements, are currently being planned for in keeping with local public health guidelines.
- At this time, off-campus in-person EL opportunities will be limited to those in Canada and all opportunities will be at the discretion of the faculty leadership.
- Zone Learning will have increased flexibility to host on-campus activities this fall and will continue to adapt and deliver both online and in-person programs.
- In keeping with existing public health guidelines, Zone Learning is planning to increase in-person activities including re-opening of co-working spaces to students and zone members, access to fabrication, technical and science labs as well as offering hybrid in-person and online workshops, hackathons and speaker events.